Acme Community Cash Back Program Returns

acme-logoKent Free Library is proud to be participating in the Acme Community Cash Back Program again this year.  Now through December 31, drop your Acme receipts into the box on the Check Out Desk to help the library earn 5% back on your purchases of store brands!
Receipts must be dates August 11 through December 31, 2016.  Participating brands include: Food Club, TopCare, Full Circle, Valu Time, Simply Done, Wide Awake Coffee Co, Paws Premium, Cape Covelle, Domestix, Buckley Farms, Over the Top, @ease, and Nostimo.  You can tell if your receipt earned Community Cash Back by looking for the value at the bottom of your receipt.
If you have any questions about the program, please speak with a librarian at the Information Desk.  Thanks for supporting the Kent Free Library!

October 18 – 20: Friends of KFL Book Sale

The Friends of Kent Free Library will hold their fall book sale October 18 – 20 on the first floor of the library. For sale will be books, audiobooks, magazines, music CDs, and DVDs for adults and children that have been donated by community and that have been withdrawn from the library’s collection.

Friends of KFL members are invited to a preview sale on Thursday, October 17 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Annual memberships may be purchased at the door and are $5 for individuals and $3 for students or seniors.

Regular sale hours are Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Sunday from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Cash or check are accepted.

All proceeds go to the Friends of KFL and support library programs and services.

Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00 pm: AARP Fraud Watch Workshop

Cyber SecurityTerry Stupanek from the AARP will provide an overview of cyber safety and tips for protect yourself from fraud and scams in the cyber world. Materials and handouts will be provided by the AARP. Fraud Watch services are free, whether or not you’re an AARP member.

No registration is required. This program is for ages 18+. For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm: Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention

Handcuffed WomanLearn how modern day slavery affects millions of people around the world and right here in Ohio.  Sr. Anne Victory, an educator and advocate with The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, will discuss the problem with trafficking internationally, in the U.S., and in Ohio and will share what you can do to prevent trafficking.

This program is for adults ages 18+. No registration is required. This program is for ages 18+. For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Saturday, October 5 at 2:00 pm: Free Accordion Concert

Accordion PlayersCelebrate OctoberFest with a free all-ages concert featuring the accordion playing of Eric and Nancy Noltkamper.

Concerts are performed on the 2nd floor balcony of the library, so the music may be enjoyed throughout the building. No registration is required.

Concerts are generously supported by the Friends of Kent Free Library.

Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm: Acoustic Guitar Workshop

Dale GalgozyMusician and educator Dale Galgozy of Woodsy’s Music in Kent will lead an open lesson for guitarists of all levels and abilities. Learn the fundamentals or seek assistance with a particular guitar playing problem. The workshop is open to all styles of playing: flat-pick, finger-style, and other traditional styles.

Participants must bring a guitar. Register online or by calling Adult Services at 330.673.4414. This program is for ages 16+.

Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm: Finding Your Roots

Genealogy Word CloudLearn how to get started using free online resources to create your family tree! See a demonstration of useful databases, including Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, African American Heritage, and Fold3 (for military records). Handouts will be provided.

No registration is required. This program is for ages 18+. For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Monday, September 23 at 7:00 pm: Travel Affordably with Joe the Coupon Guy

AirplaneJoe Daugirdas, better known as Joe the Coupon Guy, will share tips for how to travel affordably. Learn how to find the best deals on car rentals, flights, cruises, lodging, and transportation.

Daugirdas will also provide tips for finding flights to Hawaii and Europe for around $300, bus trips to Chicago for $2 round-trip, cruises for 80% off or more, even free flights. Find out the best places to travel economically, and how to save on entertainment and dining at your destination.

No registration is required for this free program. This program is for ages 18+. For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 pm: Free Concert with Mustache Yourself!

Enjoy a free all-ages gypsy jazz concert by Moustache Yourself!  Gypsy jazz, also known as gypsy swing, hot club jazz, or by its French name, “Jazz Manouche,” is a musical style made famous in the 1930s by guitarist Django Reinhardt. Northeast Ohio’s leading gypsy jazz quartet, Moustache Yourself, is on a mission to incorporate the entire history of this style into an eclectic mix of songs ranging from its beginning to the present day, including original compositions with a unique American Bebop influence!

The infectious rhythm and exotic melodies of clarinetist Brad Wagner, bassist Matthew DeRubertis, and guitarists Brent Hamker and Jeremy Jones will capture your soul and transport you to a different time and place.

No registration is required. Seating is limited. Concerts are generously supported by the Friends of Kent Free Library.

Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 pm: Meet Local Author Thrity Umrigar

UmrigarMeet local author Thrity Umrigar and hear about her latest novel, The Secrets Between Us.  Umrigar is the author of seven novels and a memoir, including the national bestselling novel The Space Between Us (2006).

Umrigar never expected to write a sequel to this beloved novel until she caught herself pondering the fate of one of its minor characters and, in a flash, envisioned the entire plot and its intertwining characters. Already, The Secrets Between Us is attracting attention and rave reviews.

A former columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal, Umrigar is now Associate Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.

Books will be available for purchase. No registration is required. This program is for ages 18+. For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.